2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 vs 2019 BMW X3



2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 BMW X3
2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 2019 BMW X3
Torque
  273 lb-ft 258 lb-ft
Transmission
  9-speed shiftable automatic 8-speed shiftable automatic
Heated seats
  Standard Optional

2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC vs 2019 BMW X3

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Having an athletic profile with elegant styling, the 2019 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300 is a five-seat crossover SUV that leads the entry-level luxury class in North America. Also featuring seating for five, the 2019 BMW X3 competes in the same category. However, the GLC 300 delivers more dynamic performance and better sophisticated digital technology than its rival.

Performance

Having a direct-injected design with a turbocharger, the GLC 300’s 2.0 L cranks out 273 pound-feet of torque at 1,300 RPM. Having an identical displacement with a turbocharger, the 2019 BMW X3’s engine needs to revolve at 1,450 RPM to produce 258 lb-ft of torque. Using a cooling system with three phases, the GLC 300’s I-4 engine is unlikely to experience thermal problems. You won’t find such advanced temperature-managing technology in the X3’s TwinPower engine. Illuminated by a green light, the ECO-START® system allows this Mercedes-Benz to attain maximum fuel economy in the city. Selecting up to nine gears has never been easier thanks to the 9G-TRONIC technology. Running on the STEPTRONIC platform, the X3’s automatic gearbox can’t create more than eight speeds. However, this signature transmission can run on the Manual Shift Mode. You can manage the 9G-TRONIC gearbox by engaging the DYNAMIC SELECT switch in the center console. The Comfort Mode guarantees a vibration-free ride on the highway, and the Sport+ Mode optimizes the responsiveness of the powertrain and transmission.

Luxury

You can adjust the 2019 GLC 300’s driver’s seat to one of 14 positions. Three personalized seating positions are stored by the electronic memory system, which also recalls your preferences for the side mirrors and power steering system. In addition to managing two zones in the front row, the climate control system regulates a single zone in the rear row. The 2019 BMW X3 also offers an HVAC system with three different zones. Both luxury crossover SUVs boast multi-level heating systems for the front seats. You can add black Nappa leather upholstery to the seats in this Mercedes-Benz model. The genuine material is also available in the Platinum White Pearl finish. Ventilated front seats and heated rear seats are optional in this lavish family car. Additionally, the HANDS-FREE ACCESS technology lets you open and close the power liftgate with a simple kick of the rear bumper.

Technology

The 2019 GLC 300’s infotainment system operates on the legendary COMAND® platform. Centrally mounted on the dashboard, an 8.4-inch touch screen is at your fingertips. You’ll receive three years of free map updates for the car’s built-in GPS navigation system. An SD card reader, dual USB ports, and Bluetooth® * make it easy to import external data into the multimedia system. This Mercedes-Benz crossover SUV offers an optional 13-speaker audio system by Burmester. Featuring a nine-channel amplifier that’s rated at 590 watts, the exclusive sound system plays music on TuneIn Radio, HD Radio, and SiriusXM. The 2019 BMW X3’s HiFi audio system has a dozen speakers with an amplifier that only generates 205 watts. Wiring for a rear entertainment system is also available in the GLC 300.

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